Lower Back Exercises: 3 Do’s and Don’ts

Nov 22, 2018

Lower back exercises aren’t what you think they are. Many of them can make your back pain worse without you knowing it. The exercises that make it worse are the more popular and common ones.

Back Extension Exercise

Back extensions are a popular exercise used in rehabilitation but a poor choice because of the high compression put on the spine.  This force comes from muscle contraction around the spine. It can’t be eliminated but it can be reduced.  There are many variations of the back extension. Whether your goal is to overcome back pain or core training all of them should be removed from your workout.

Lower Back Exercises

To overcome low-back pain or increase core fitness these exercises should challenge lower back muscles but reduce compression on the spine. Quality lower back exercise should also focus on the muscles of the hip and override the hamstring muscles.

If you want to find more about these exercises please watch the tutorial above. You’ll more about why back extensions are a poor exercise choice and exercises to replace them.

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